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Ken Masters (ケン・マスターズ, Ken Masutāzu), originally spelled in Japanese as 拳 (Ken), is a video game character created by Capcom in 1987. As a main character, he has appeared in all of the Street Fighter games along with his best friend and rival, Ryu. Like Ryu, Ken's goal is to test his power against many different fighters, and strives to become stronger.

Biography

Ken naît le 14 février 1965, de père américain et de mère japonaise. Il est l'ex-camarade d'entraînement et le rival de son ami Ryu. Il apparait dès le premier épisode de la série des Street Fighter, même s'il n'était jouable à cette époque qu'en mode deux joueurs. Lorsqu'il était enfant, Ken était un garçon difficile à vivre, toujours bagarreur, capricieux et égoïste. Ce nouveau comportement est dû à la mort de sa mère, Yuki. Depuis ce jour, Ken refuse d'adresser la parole à son père, se renfermant sur lui-même. Ne supportant plus cette situation, son père l'envoie au dojo de maître Gouken afin de lui enseigner la discipline, ainsi que les arts martiaux. Ce dernier accepte de le former à l'art martial du Ansatsuken, tout comme Ryu. Au contact du Japonais, le jeune homme va finir par changer d'attitude et devenir ami avec lui. Ken avait à l'époque exactement les mêmes coups que Ryu, mais, au fil des volets successifs de la série, les deux combattants se sont différenciés de plus en plus, rendant Ken plus rapide et orienté vers le Shoryuken (ou Dragon Punch) mais moins puissant que le Japonais progressant au niveau du Hadoken (boule de ki). Ken permet souvent des combos plus longs (composés d'un plus grand nombre de coups), alors que Ryu enlève beaucoup d'énergie à l'adversaire avec de courts enchaînements.

Selon l'histoire du jeu, le maître de Ken et Ryu fut tué par son propre frère, Akuma (Gouki au Japon) sous les yeux de Ken, qui venait de remporter le tournoi des États-Unis d'arts martiaux (compétition qu'il remportera trois fois de suite).

En dehors du ring, Ken est l'archétype du « beau gosse » californien : fils d'un riche homme d'affaires, il est souvent dragueur, frimeur et cultive un style de vie à base de fêtes et de virées en boîte de nuit. Paradoxalement, il arrive à concilier la rigueur de l'entraînement (il remportera le tournoi d'art martiaux des États-Unis de nombreuses fois) et la débauche.
Il se montre souvent agaçant dans ses moments de victoire (à l'inverse de Ryu, qui tient au respect de ses adversaires) mais c'est quelqu'un de fondamentalement bon et un ami loyal. Il aidera Ryu à repartir de l'avant, après que celui-ci eut été perturbé par sa première rencontre avec Akuma, et volera à son secours quand M. Bison tentera d'en faire son esclave.

Sa femme se nomme Eliza. Elle le retrouve à la fin de son dernier combat dans Street Fighter II, et les deux se marient ensuite. À la fin du jeu Street Fighter IV, Ken rend visite à sa femme à l'hôpital qui a donné naissance à un garçon.

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Filmography of Ken Masters (4 films)

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Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie
Directed by Joe Romersa, Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Genres Action, Animation, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Kane Kosugi, Skip Stellrecht, Kazuya Ichijō, Steven Blum, Daiki Nakamura, Hisao Egawa
Rating59% 2.9563552.9563552.9563552.9563552.956355
Ryu is still contemplating the death of his master, Gouken, while at the same time experiencing trouble with the "Dark Hadou" (殺意の波動, Satsui no Hadō, lit. "Surge of Murderous Intent"), an evil energy which Gouken's brother, Akuma, succumbed to a long time ago. While in the city, Ryu fights off a few agents working for Shadaloo, gaining the attention of Interpol agent Chun-Li, who does some background research and realizes Ryu is the man who beat Sagat, the Muay Thai Champion, many years ago. Also catching sight of Ryu is aspiring martial artist Sakura, who becomes fascinated with Ryu and vows to track him down and become his student.
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, 1h42
Directed by Gisaburō Sugii
Origin Japon
Genres Martial arts, Action, Animation, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Kenji Haga, Miki Fujitani, Masane Tsukayama, Shōzō Iizuka, Daisuke Gōri, Yukimasa Kishino
Rating71% 3.596473.596473.596473.596473.59647
In the prologue, a fight between Japanese martial artist Ryu and Muay Thai champion Sagat rages until Ryu severely scars Sagat across the chest with a Shoryuken. As Sagat charges towards Ryu in a rage, Ryu fires a Hadouken at the screen, leaving the battle unattended.
Street Fighter, 1h42
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Monde imaginaire, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raúl Juliá, Ming-Na Wen, Kylie Minogue, Damian Chapa, Byron Mann
Rating41% 2.0546452.0546452.0546452.0546452.054645
In the Southeast Asian nation of Shadaloo City, civil war has erupted between the forces of crazed military dictator General M. Bison (Raul Julia) and the Allied Nations, a multinational military force, led by their regional commander, Colonel William F. Guile. Bison has recently captured several A.N. relief workers, and via a live two-way radio broadcast, demands Guile secure a US$20 billion ransom in three days or else face responsibility for the hostages' deaths. Guile refuses and vows to track Bison down, but his assistant, Sergeant Cammy (Kylie Minogue) is only partially able to pinpoint Bison's location to the river-delta region outside the city. One of the hostages is Guile's close friend, Carlos "Charlie" Blanka (Robert Mammone), who Bison orders taken to his lab for his captive witch doctor, Dhalsim (Roshan Seth), to turn into the first of his supersoldiers. Though Charlie is severely disfigured by the procedure, Dhalsim secretly alters his cerebral programming to maintain Charlie's humanity.
Future Cops, 1h35
Directed by Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Aaron Kwok, Chingmy Yau, Dicky Cheung, Simon Yam
Rating59% 2.9516052.9516052.9516052.9516052.951605
In the year 2043, an evil crime lord (The General/M. Bison) is trying to take over the world. He was arrested and was sentenced to jail by the Judge. The General's minions, Kent (Ken), Thai King (Sagat), and Toyota (E. Honda) travel to the year 1993 to kill the Judge before he has a chance to get into office. During a battle with The General's minions, the Future Cops Lung (Ryu), Broom Man (Guile), Ti Man (Vega), and Sing (Dhalsim) hear of their plot. The Police Director decided to send them back to the past also to protect the Judge. Lung ultimately stays behind because he is the Police Director's brother in law.